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CSPAN
Jan 9, 2013 6:00pm EST
people in the pentagon spending $4.7 billion a year. 27,000? where do you get that number? >> guest: it's a number that includes -- it's a broader number not just sort of the propaganda folks. but advertising but everyone shaping the message from the pentagon. it goes from software programs and social media, there's been a recent example where the army is using a program that monitors how many times bradley manning is mentioned. the we can i can leeks -- wick key leeks -- that all branches of the military have. i mean, there are more i have thought about this. there are more public relations people on a general staff in kabul than reporters in kabul in afghanistan. c-span: do you ever ask why? >> guest: they need the help they can get. even with the message machine, they haven't been able to put too positive of a spin on it. c-span: you say i hate this war. did you hate the iraq war? >> guest: yes, yeah. c-span: did you hate afghanistan war? >> i learn to hate war in general. i mean, not -- it would be very difficult for me having been through a number of things with both these wars to be
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 5:15pm EST
. i read the telegram from the pentagon that my unit would be deployed as certain vacation point in south carolina. but the patrol was stay in place so it became part of pentagon lower, and long, literally that's your question, with the was it. >> the fact that you selected your particular team. as you know, working in disasters around the world after the time in vietnam with the u.s. military and the u.n., i've never seen as situation where the unit commander is actually pick the right people. >> i did, yes. >> i don't believe that exists in the war. >> the go to the first sergeant and say this is my assignment. please select. because they knew more than i did. in the head of italian to pick from. so there'll to get some brega people. generally they did their duty. nearly lost they're cool. we had one hour to close to my closed incidents thereafter in front of the cafeteria. well they hated the marshals, the deputy marshals, the civilians running around in blue suits, they had regard for us because we wore uniform, part of the tradition of the south, and patriotism first. so the di
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2013 1:30pm EST
outlawed. he began investing in real estate like the largest building outside the pentagon and the country. i don't think in philadelphia but in new york and chicago and westchester and albany. he does not where we wanted to be. he demanded much from roosevelt, and roosevelt gave it to him. he named him the first ambassador, the first irish catholic ambassador of the court of st. james. he became the ambassador to great britain. it was one of the worst decisions i ever made. he knew but somehow believe that he could keep kennedy and check what he could. when kennedy talked to his children, he was a cheerleader and an optimist. in his relationship to the world around him and the 20th century, he made his pile of money and he was convinced that it was going to be taken from him. he was convinced that it would be taken from the united states that the united states entered the war. entered world war ii on behalf of the british. nothing is more important than making sure that there was no war. keeping britain out of the water and then the united states out of the war. and he did everyth
CSPAN
Jan 4, 2013 5:00pm EST
of the show. and they just kind of -- we just got calls from people from the pentagon and from . >> both shows were done and conceived without cooperation and without any proported . >> endorsement. >> yeah. connection to how they actual run. it was never part of the proposition. i have done attempted some show that have not seen the light of day with actual cooperation of government agencies and this is another other thing. i work forked a long time on the fbi and also with nasa, neither of which probably not unconsequentidently probably not consequentidently never came to fruition. but these shows -- "homeland," i mean, "24" made up its own organization ctu to avoid it. and with oklahomaland it was a -- "homeland" it was a step toward realty. it arudes to the -- alludes to the cia, but did. >> but the -- it's the our relationship with the military was interesting because initially obvious these agencies and want to keep arms lentd and sort of once we -- once they became fans, i think it was that simple. they just enjoyed it and felt this is portraying what we didn't portray a
CSPAN
Jan 7, 2013 8:30am EST
office. fantastic career in national security. as noted, comptroller of the pentagon today. one of the top officials, the key adviser to the secretary of defense on all matters financial. not only in terms of building budgets but executing them and trying to figure out how to save money and execute efficiencies and reforms within the defense budget. bob has a long career in national security. he was a navy officer at the beginning of his career he worked at the center for naval analyses, work for the logistics management institute early in his career and again later. he was my boss at the congressional budget office during the period, well, for a number of years, but including during the period when the berlin wall had just come down and rebuild a post-cold war military. working with people like senator sam nunn and aspen as most people on both sides of the aisle. bob was the comptroller of the air force during the clinton administration and has also been the executive director of the american society of military comptrollers. and so without further ado, please join me in welcoming
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2013 7:00am EST
amount of information was released through the freedom of information lawsuit by the pentagon in 2006 with names and nationalities of prisoners, at 8,000 pages of allegations and transcripts of the tribunals and review boards in guantanamo began this process of finding out who they were. and starting to tell their stories and tell the world i discovered in my research these guys were not the worst of the worst but through analyzing where and when they were captured and what was going on to realize most of them came to guantanamo, nothing was known about them. almost nothing was known about them and i have come to realize more and more as time goes on that they knew nothing about these people and had to build up a story and they did this weather through torture or bribing prisoners, pushing people until they said i can't take this anymore. what do you want to hear? i will tell you a story. reports to be the evidence against the prisoners is mostly statements that were made by their fellow prisoners either in guantanamo or -- most of it is -- allegations were made by quite a small numbe
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2013 4:30pm EST
communications he sent back to the pentagon, his sort of weekly letters, and i came to the conclusion that general petraeus did a good job in iraq, and the surge he oversaw worked militarily. it didn't work fully politically for a variety of reasons, but worked militarily. one thing petraeus understood was that al-qaeda, that volunteers coming to join al-qaeda in iraq were coming to the damascus airport, crossing the border, going into iraq, and syria intelligence knew this. they pretended they didn't, but they did, and what he wanted to do was go to damascus with stan mcchrystal in running special operations activities in iraq and confront assad with this and say, look, we know what's going on. this is going to come back to haunt you one day because people who came in through your country into iraq are going to be going out the same way, and one day they are going to have their sights on you so if you -- you might be in your own interest to stop the flow of the foreign fighters as they called them, but there was a debate within the bush administration, and at the time, the white hous
CSPAN
Jan 11, 2013 7:00pm EST
the system, that people want to fix this problem. a week later we screened at the pentagon, hosted by the u.s. surgeon general. she said this film is going to propel us how we practice health care in the military. that's powerful stuff. but i am most optimistic about if i don't know if we can weep for change to happen in washington. i don't know if we can weep for national change. but i must to mistake about this change happening at a local level, community by community, clinic to clinic. >> final clip for a discussion. dr. nissen from the cleveland clinic. >> the commercials on television, why do we need to wait? we can take a pill right now. >> when i watch the networks, half the answer for pharmaceutical agents. the >> it's not sure canada, united kingdom, france, germany. the only other countries new zealand. new zealand and united states or the other two countries to advertise prescription drugs. what does that do? it drives demand. the ads always end with the same phrase. ask your doctor. and people do. and doctors wanting to please patients who often prescribe it. c-span: do
CSPAN
Jan 10, 2013 9:00am EST
original sequestration we're taking the pentagon to the 2006 base level which is still pretty high. what does this mean? i don't have those figures handy. >> yeah. so if you look back and you adjust for inflation, under the revised sequester it would cut it to 485.7 billion. that would leave the dod budget slightly higher than it was if 2007. about eight billion higher than it was in 2007. previously under the other sequester, it would have gone down to about 471 billion. that would be slightly below the fy-07 level, closer to the fy-6 level of funding when you adjust for inflation. >> you're talking base budget, so there's a huge complication of oco here. >> yes. this is the base discretionary budget. war funding is interesting. i'll go back here. when you're doing that after-session sequester and you are comparing how much funding is left to the cap, oco funding doesn't count. it doesn't count in that equation. so if you have additional war-related funding appropriated by congress, it does not cause you to exceed your cap, so you don't get an additional sequester out of it. but to comp
CSPAN
Jan 8, 2013 5:00pm EST
wanted to get written permission from the pentagon. every time he wanted to give a speech. every word had to be cleared. they are both on the president's commission of equal opportunity employment and two consecutive meetings, johnson is chair. when i wrote this, you can hardly believe that you are writing this. johnson was once the most powerful man in is chairing the meeting and bobby kennedy walks in and starts demanding answers to questions. humiliating him. humiliating johnson. when johnson tried to reply, bobby kennedy walks over to someone else and start chatting with him. he thought that bobby kennedy was having a chat, and then he simply walked out of the room. and then he says to a civil rights leader, one who is also an official in kennedy's administration, i have to make a trip to catch a plane. and he tells the president to cut it short. and he says that i knew both of these men. and i did not want to sacrifice this. i knew how he would be if he's angry. and robert kennedy said i told him and johnson looks at him and continued talking. you can talk about robert kennedy an
CSPAN
Jan 4, 2013 11:00pm EST
cold war, i don't know that that level is in the cards. i don't think so. but i think the pentagon should be like any other governing department, analyzing to see what we don't really need. there a lot of hardware that will be challenged and the pentagon will have to make further reductions. should not spend a dollar more for military spending we need to. we have to find the right balance. and i have confidence in the people who understand the strength of the country comes from an economy that's working well. defense spending is at the expense of domestic spending. we will spend what we think we need on domestic issues as well and domestic programs as well. so constrained spending for that which is absolutely needed, domestic spending should be what is needed for the taking care of people and infrastructure and all the other things that we need. but everything should be on the table. it was a mistake not to accept the proposal they came from simpson-bowles. everybody had come to the table ready to give up something. that did not pass political muster. and now we are trying to figur
CSPAN
Jan 11, 2013 11:00pm EST
again, you have found the pentagon unwilling to change the chain of command so complaints can be made. one of the things lampkin nana has done a secretary defenses persuade her to be there watching invisible warrior, which is made that the base and he has for the first time ever said that a woman making a complaint of sexual assault does not have to go to her immediate superior in her unit. that might open the floodgates to a reality check, but it is likely to mean more women will feel somewhat less insecure about making the charges. also there are very, very few convictions and women in military know this. significant okay, the main thing is get out. the main thing is not randomized. get it out and put it behind me. any other thoughts? yeah, hi. >> allison, an mp at the woodrow wilson center here. i have come here from a few years of work on development, primarily in countries where women are just not participating in the public sphere at all. so first in the coming of this work, i think i have two different sermons engaging. i come back from a very value that a professor country and
CSPAN
Jan 7, 2013 8:30pm EST
the pentagon today. one of the top officials, the key advisors to the secretary of defense on all matters financial trying to figure out how to save money and execute efficiencies and deficiencies. we were building a post-cold war military as well as people on both sides of the aisle. bob was the comptroller of the air force during the administration and has also been the executive director of the american society of comptrollers. without further ado, please join me in welcoming one of my favorites, robert hale. [applause] >> good morning. how is everyone doing? listen, i am glad to be here. for a number of reasons. one of them is that comptrollers do not get invited out that much. i have a number of stories. bad news is you have a serious problem and if you don't have an immediate transplant, you're going to die. but the good news is i have three donors, you can choose any one of them. one of them is a former olympic athlete and prior to her demise, she was practicing every day for the olympics. another one was a former triathlon athlete and he was swimming and running everyday.
CSPAN
Jan 4, 2013 8:00pm EST
received three separate briefings from the pentagon, saying that they were counting on getting rid of the really bad leaders of the iraqi army and filling it back up with trusted individuals because the structure was still there rather than build an entire new army. the cia felt that was terrific ago. i did, my stuffed it in the president was briefed that this was what were going to do. so suddenly between the pentagon come it's not clear where it all originated. gave jerry bremmer of the necessary guidance and instructions to disband the army if that's what he thought was ray. jerry issued the order, disbanding the army. i did know was going to happen. the joint chiefs of staff did not. cia did i and suddenly the army is totally disbanded and you have hundreds of thousands of people who are armed and trained and who were set free within a few airliner pensions and we had to pay some of them in order to keep peace. when we started to rebuild an iraqi army, i think it was a bad decision. she would tell you it's the right decision, but i think it was the wrong decision must import the c
CSPAN
Jan 8, 2013 11:00pm EST
clapper and he is a military man from the pentagon. under him, there were others. there were also others that had intelligence roles. but now it is our primary agency and it will become even more crucial if you have seen zero dark 30, even though i think a few aspects aren't accurate. it shows the roles that were played in identifying the courier and there are critics. >> yes. >> senator john mccain is one. he says that he wants to take a closer look at the interrogations policies under the bush administration. including john brennan's involvement in them. >> guest: i applaud him. he has been saying forever for so long as to why this is important. and he is right, in my view. i think we should look at interrogation policies and drone policies and john brennan before this nomination. he asked to talk about the legal framework around the policy. drones are tool and a lot of our foreign policy needs to be defense. and one of the things i hope you will do is take a fresh look at the paramilitary part of the mission that should be with the pentagon, which has an exception of intelligen
CSPAN
Jan 7, 2013 11:00pm EST
career in national security. as noted, comptroller of the pentagon today. one of the top officials, eadviser to the secretary of defense in all matters financial, not only in terms of building budgets and trying to execute them and execute efficiencies and reforms within the defense budget. bob has a long career in national security. he was navy officer at the beginning of his career. he worked for the center for naval analysises, worked for the logistics institute and he was my boss to congressional budget office during the period -- well, for a number of years, but including during the period when the berlin wall has just come down and we are were building a post-colored -- post cold war military. bob was the comptroller of the air force during the clinton administration and has also been the executive director of the american society of military comptrollers so join me in welcome us one of my favorite defense budget experts, robert hale. [applause] >> good morning. how is everybody doing? good. listen, i'm glad to be here, for a number of ropes. one of them is comp troll -- comp
CSPAN
Jan 10, 2013 8:00pm EST
martin dempsey at this 45 minute pentagon briefing. >> earlier today, i was pleased to welcome president karzai to the pentagon, along with his delegation from afghanistan. including minister of defense mohammad. i had long, i think it was an hour-long, one-on-one meeting with president karzai at. we have the opportunity to discuss the ongoing transition to afghan security lead as well as the commitment of the united states to afghanistan, the enduring commitment after the completion of the transition by the end of 2014. i think, you know, is fair to say that we made some very good progress on all of the key issues that we discussed. our meeting i believe will help lay the groundwork for president karzai's discussions tomorrow with president obama president obama on these and other topics. president karzai and i believe very strongly that general allen's plan that was adopted in chicago by nato is working and we are we are fully committed to vanishing the job. i also assured the president that my successor, secretary of defense, will be equally committed to working with him and
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 11:00am EST
pentagon papers talk about vietnam as a time when the viet cong is sitting territory? so perhaps by the 54 election this would have been a major issue for kennedy and he would have had to come again. >> counterfactual. >> but we think that kennedy had a certain kind of self-confidence. kennedy said at one point that if somebody comes in and argues to me about unemployment, i can refute him. they have no problem. an intelligence community, the military comes in. you're always used to assume that they have a special knowledge that i did have because they have learned something different. at a later point he says, i'm going to tell my successor that the most important thing he has to know is not to trust the military, not to trust the joint chiefs. kennedy stood up to those people . >> 2009 obama had the confer result with the generals pressing him on afghanistan, the serbs there. >> into this, but i want to hear you talk about it. as american foreign policy in a grand sense changed and all? it has been over for more than 20 years now. and is the u.s. still seeing the world as its oyster to b
CSPAN
Jan 11, 2013 8:00pm EST
. speaking to reporters at the pentagon, secretary donald explained how the air force is preparing for possible spending cuts. this is 45 minutes. >> good morning, all. thanks for being here. the chief and i thought this to be a valuable opportunity to begin the new year by sitting down with you to discuss the state of our air force and issues and challenges we expect to address in the year ahead in beyond. to start come i like to thank the house and senate for approving the conference report to the fy 13 national defense authorization act and to thank the president for signing the bill into law. this important legislation provides authorities and policy guide to enable dod to support our work fryers, provide for airmen and families and protect the american people. enactment of the nda is an achievement and demonstrated strong bipartisan commitment to national security. we hope the success may spur progress on critical issues that still remain. those issues include efforts to develop a balanced deficit reduction plan for the arbitrary sequestration cuts required by the budget control a
CSPAN
Jan 8, 2013 9:00am EST
consistent answer across the government between the pentagon and cia, for example, that operating different drone programs under seemingly different rules about what is the decision making framework about who falls into that category of lethal targettability and who falls outside of it, and that's one of the biggest problems. >> we have another question here. minister, weigh in. >> in this context, the principles are no different than in respect to the use of any lethal force. i don't understand how drones are somehow different from new technology. the political, the legal, the moral responsibility remains exactly the same. the issue of clarity. the communications with the public, these are exactly the same. i don't see drones creating an additional legal or moral responsibility that should not already be address the -- addressed in our traditional mechanisms whether it's law enforcement or military actions. >> go ahead. >> we use drones in the very vague war on terror, but we see also the use of drones in very different areas, you know, to survey trarvegging -- trafficking and ot
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2013 2:00am EST
security not to talk about what happened and time and again, you have found the pentagon unwilling to change the chain of command so complaints can be made. one of the things lampkin nana has done a secretary defenses persuade her to be there watching invisible warrior, which is made that the base and he has for the first time ever said that a woman making a complaint of sexual assault does not have to go to her immediate superior in her unit. that might open the floodgates to a reality check, but it is likely to mean more women will feel somewhat less insecure about making the charges. also there are very, very few convictions and women in military know this. significant okay, the main thing is get out. the main thing is not randomized. get it out and put it behind me. any other thoughts? yeah, hi. >> allison, an mp at the woodrow wilson center here. i have come here from a few years of work on development, primarily in countries where women are just not participating in the public sphere at all. so first in the coming of this work, i think i have two different sermons engaging. i co
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